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From their island home in Britain’s far north, the powerhouse partnership of Douglas Montgomery (fiddle/viola) and Brian Cromarty (songs/guitar/mandola), jointly known as Saltfishforty, have won a devoted following throughout the UK and beyond, brilliantly transcending the duo format’s conventional confines. Linchpin figures in the currently flourishing revival of Orkney’s traditional music, they unite these deep-rooted sources with an exhilarating breadth of influence and expertise, catalysed by a creative empathy born from decades of friendship.

 The result is a sound of equally thrilling raw attack and multi-dimensional richness, now vividly captured afresh – after three previous albums – on Saltfishforty’s debut live recording. While their head-to-head performance remains vibrantly centre-stage, Live also features special guests Erik Laughton (percussion) and Andrew Gifford (double bass) – Montgomery and Cromarty’s bandmates in barnstorming eight-piece The Chair – plus Orkney accordion legend Billy Peace.

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